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Joel Lord posted this on Facebook. I tried to follow it as best I could, but it is a little technical for me. For you science-y people out there, hope you get some helpful information from it.
Excerpt from upcoming Vaccine Resistance Movement article VRM: THE AUTISM REPORT
Early onset autism occurs anywhere from 12-18 months, potentially even earlier. It is significant that autism coincides precisely with most intense period of standard immunization. According to the CDC’S ‘Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years—United States • 2010′ by 15 months the average child has received 25 injections including: 3 doses of Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, HIB (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b), IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) & Hepatitis A, 4 doses of DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) & PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine), 1 dose of Varicella & Meningococcal and 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella).
All children coping with Autism are stripped of their Mitochondrial efficiency, the result of a premature breach of the 3 primary core “electrical grid” stations encasing the nerve center/brain (the Blood-Brain barrier, Myelin sheath & Meninges) mainly from the vaccine derived build-up in the organs, glands, arteries & arterial veins leading to the brain, of heavy metal-virus-mycoplasma-excipient toxic “sludge” (synergistic toxicity).
There is a direct correlation between Mitochondrial disfunction in children coping with Autism and the presence of gastrointestinal dysmotility and subsequent Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ie. Crohn’s Disease & Colitis. Anti-mitochondrial antibodies are elevated; which suffocates Eukaryotic cells (complex structures enclosed within membranes). Mitochondria are the battery pack of your cells. “Mitochondria play an important role in controlling the life and death of a cell. Consequently, mitochondrial dysfunction leads to a range of human diseases such as ischemia-reperfusion injury, sepsis, and diabetes.” Most Eukaryotic cells contain other membrane-bound organelles such as mitochondria, chloroplasts & Golgi body. “Primordial eukaryotic cells lacked ability to use oxygen” – excerpt/Autistic case file.
Mitochondrial DNA and Anti-mitochondrial Antibodies in Serum of Autistic Children:
‘We recently showed that the peptide neurotensin (NT – brain and gastrointestinal peptide that fulfils many central and peripheral functions through its interaction with specific receptors) is increased in autistic children. We now show that NT induces release of extracellular mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that could act as “autoimmune” trigger. We further show that serum from young autistic patients contains mtDNA (n = 20; cytochrome B, p = 0.0002 and 7S, p = 0.006), and anti-mitochondrial antibody Type 2 (n = 14; p = 0.001) as compared to normally developing, unrelated controls (n = 12). Extracellular blood mtDNA and other components may characterize an autistic endophenotype and may contribute to its pathogenesis by activating autoimmune responses.
The presence of extacellular mtDNA in children with autism suggests that it may be one source of “autoimmune” triggers, and may potentially explain some aspects of immune dysregulation reported in autistic patients. For instance, mtDNA (or other extracellular mitochondrial components not measured in this study) could activate TLRs on immune or glial cells to release pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6, IL-8 or TNF, high gene expression of which was reported in brains of autistic children.’ Bodi Zhang; Asimenia Angelidou; Konstantinos-Dionysios Alysandratos; Magdalini Vasiadi; Konstantinos Francis; Shahrzad Asadi; Athanasios Theoharides; Kyriaki Sideri; Lefteris Lykouras; Dimitrios Kalogeromitros; Theoharis C Theoharides, Journal of Neuroinflammation
‘Autistic spectrum disorders with or without additional neurologic features can be early presentations of the A3243G mtDNA mutations (Mitochondrial DNA abnormalities) and can be a prominent clinical manifestation of mtDNA depletion. Mitochondrial dysfunction should be considered in patients who have autistic features and associated neurologic findings or who have evidence of maternal inheritance.’ Departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
Re. gastrointestinal dysmotility in children with Autism: ‘The gastrointestinal tract is the largest lymphoid organ in the body containing T and B lymphocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. Despite the fact that these cells are constantly confronted with antigen primarily in the form of food and bacteria, immune responses in the gut are tightly regulated to maintain homeostasis. Without this balance of active immunity and tolerance, mucosal inflammation may ensue, and manifest as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, pernicious anemia, or celiac sprue. Therefore, it is not unreasonable that inflammatory diseases of the gut are commonly encountered in patients with primary immune deficiencies…Since the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the largest lymphoid organ in the body, it is not surprising, that GI conditions are common, and often the initial presenting problem, in patients with underlying immunodeficiency disorders.’ Shradha Agarwal MD, Lloyd Mayer MD
“Autism was not a known, described illness until about 1941-3, 8 to 10 years after the introduction of thimerosal and similar organicthiol-mercury compounds in biological mixtures used in medicine and other areas. This argues against autism being a genetic illness. The study of non-vaccinated populations is a very obvious experiment that the CDC and its supporters refuse to consider.” Dr. Boyd Hayley
‘The number of vaccines given before age two has risen from 3 in 1940, when autism occurred in perhaps one case per 10,000 births, to 22 different vaccines given before the age of two in the year 2000.’ Building Wellness with DMG by Roger V Kendall PhD p.104
The incidence/prevalence of data indicate the timing of introduction of vaccines & changes in the type & increasing number of vaccines given at one time implicate vaccines as a cause of autism. The MMR II vaccine is contaminated with human DNA from the cell line. This human DNA could be the cause of the spikes in incidence.’ Journal of Immunotoxicology
According to Dr. John Cannell, “Autism is caused from a quantitative, not qualitative, variation in one of the enzymes that metabolize Vitamin D. That is, there are no structural differences in these enzymes in autism, only agenetically determined difference in the amount present. These enzymes are responsive to estrogen; estrogen protects the brain from being damaged by low Vitamin D, probably by increasing the amount of activated Vitamin D present, explaining why boys are four times more likely to have the disease.” Vitamin D3 is not strictly a vitamin in the traditional sense. It acts as a steroid type hormone with uniquely beneficial properties; critical to overall respiratory function.
A mother with several Autistic children sent me her own analysis of the overall Autistic condition, “Vaccines & Antibiotics kill good bacteria in the intestines leaving room for yeast overgrowth. Prolonged root growth perforates the walls of the intestines. Bad food choices, ie. those containing gluten & milk products cause proteins to leak through these holes & attach to the Opiate Receptors in the brain. Children with Autism literally become addicted to this ‘Heroin’.”
Common deficiencies amongst children with Autism frequently include:
a. Vitamin A
b. Vitamin B6/B12
b. Vitamin C
c. Vitamin D3
d. Vitamin E
g. Mitochondria (related)
These are the body’s primary antioxidants (excluding Mitochondria), essential to regulating Free Radicals (unpaired Electrons) throughout the body, staving off Cancer, Diabetes, Autism, Schizophrenia & the rapid macro-degeneration of cells.
a. Hyperbetacarotenemia, a form of intestinal disfunction linked to Measles (from the MMR shot) is marked by excessive beta-carotene in the blood & Vitamin A depletion. The characteristic yellow tint of the skin in hypothyroidism is due to hyperbetacarotenemia. Studies conducted in 1958 and 1961 confirmed that the wild measles virus has a severe short-term effect on immunity and the child’s nutritional status, especially vitamin A which is obliterated by the intervention of such a virus. Vitamin A plays a central role in the development & differentiation of white blood cells, such as lymphocytes, which are essential to the immune response. Vitamins C & E are dependent on Vitamin A. Therefore the bedrock of your immunity is compromised.
b. Starved of Vitamin D3: As a result the Lymphocytes in their lungs can’t process Vitamin C & E, which leads to Respiratory disfunction & increased vulnerability to ALL infections. Vitamin D is required to increase the circulation of calcium and phosphorous, two minerals necessary for healthy bones. The kidneys produce Vitamin D3 & the liver plays a vital role in the functioning of D3 throughout the body. When these organs are compromised , it will throw your entire metabolism off.
c. Many autistic children have a deficiency of Vitamin B6/B12, which is vital for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. B-12 is ‘a crucial nutrient for nerve health and the construction of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body; deficiency of which can actually cause brain shrinkage – also associated with Alzheimer’s. Studies now show that up to 40% of the population may be deficient in vitamin B-12.’ Solutions: Avoid cyanocobalamin. Safe, effective B-12 supplement: Methylcobalamin
d. Estrogen protects the female brain from being damaged by heavy metal toxicity (including low Vitamin D). Testosterone, the male sex hormone increases heavy metal toxicity; explaining why Autism is statistically occurring 4-1 in boys over girls. “Autism is caused from a quantitative variation in one of the enzymes that metabolize Vitamin D.” Dr. John Cannell
e. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, the intercellular “cement” substance which gives structure to muscles, vascular tissues, bones, tendons and ligaments. Vitamin C is also able to regenerate Vitamin E but not when the Vitamin D3 levels drop off.
f. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which intercepts free radicals and therefore prevents lipid destruction chain reactions. It maintains the integrity of cell membranes. After reactions with free radicals the antioxidant function of vitamin E is lost. Vitamin C is able to regenerate Vitamin E levels but not when the Vitamin D3 levels drop off.
g. Heavy metals rapidly deplete Selenium in the body. Selenium is necessary for Glutathione production (the body’s primary antioxidant). This causes a chain reaction which triggers liver damage, diabetes, cancer & in the long term, heart failure.
h. The Thyroid Gland is key to overall health. Produces T3 & T4 hormones (Iodine Atoms). Iodine helps regulate metabolism in the body. Thyroid synthesizes vital T3 (rare) from T4 (plentiful). Body needs 150 mg per day – 80% comes from T4 conversion to T3 in the Liver. Vaccine derived heavy metal toxicity neutralizes this function.
i. Damage to the Methylation process – Methylation assists in a critical stage of early development involving the viability of cells, ‘an on/off switch that allows the body to learn how to respond to environmental change. It represents the only cellular pathway that effects both adaptability and structural integrity of the body.
j. Anti-mitochondrial antibodies are elevated; which suffocates Eukaryotic cells (complex structures enclosed within membranes). Mitochondria are the battery pack of your cells. “Mitochondria play an important role in controlling the life and death of a cell. Consequently, mitochondrial dysfunction leads to a range of human diseases such as ischemia-reperfusion injury, sepsis, and diabetes.” Most Eukaryotic cells contain other membrane-bound organelles such as mitochondria, chloroplasts & Golgi body. “Primordial eukaryotic cells lacked ability to use oxygen” – excerpt/Autistic case file.
These primary antioxidants are all interdependent, without which your fundamental metabolism is seriously compromised; a hallmark of Autism and a wake up call to those of us more fortunate:
Vitamin A plays a central role in the development & differentiation of white blood cells, such as lymphocytes, which are essential to the immune response. Vitamin A deficiency has been shown to increase T3 and this is further increased by an additional deficiency of iodine. “In the A- and A-I- groups, blood levels of retinol fell to one tenth of the control mean and circulating concentrations of total and free T4 and T3 increased significantly. This biochemical hyperthyroidism contrasted with the maintenance of normal TSH plasma values, suggesting a generalized peripheral refractoriness to thyroid hormones.”
Group B vitamins can act individually or in combination with the cellular enzymes to form vitamin B co-enzymes. These vitamin B co-enzymes are crucial to the metabolic pathways that generate the energy from carbohydrates, fat and protein, needed by every cell in the body. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin & norepinephrine and for myelin formation. ‘In some experiments on chick growth with wholly vegetable diets supplemented with pure vitamin B12, a relationship became evident between the growth-stimulating effect of this vitamin and the content of calcium, iron and vitamin D of the diet.’ Vitamin D insufficiency has now reached epidemic proportions and has been linked to increased body fat and decreased muscle strength.
Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, the inter-cellular “cement” substance which gives structure to muscles, vascular tissues, bones, tendons and ligaments. Vitamin C is also able to regenerate Vitamin E but not when the Vitamin D3 levels drop off. Vitamins C & E are dependent on Vitamin A. Therefore the bedrock of your immunity is compromised.
Vitamin D is required to increase the circulation of calcium and phosphorous, two minerals necessary for healthy bones. The kidneys produce Vitamin D3 & the liver plays a vital role in the functioning of D3 throughout the body. When these organs are compromised , it will throw your entire metabolism off. The Lymphocytes in your lungs depend on Vitamin D3 (steroid hormone derived from sunlight); without which they can’t process Vitamin C & E.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant which intercepts free radicals and therefore prevents lipid destruction chain reactions. It maintains the integrity of cell membranes. After reactions with free radicals the antioxidant function of Vitamin E is lost.
Selenium is necessary for Glutathione production (the body’s primary antioxidant). This causes a chain reaction which triggers liver damage, diabetes, cancer & in the long term, heart failure. Heavy metals rapidly deplete Selenium in the body.
Mitochondria are the battery pack of your cells which determine your body’s inherent ability to function efficiently, without which none of these connections are possible. Anti-mitochondrial antibodies are elevated in children with Autism; a process which suffocates Eukaryotic cells (complex structures enclosed within membranes). Vaccine derived heavy metal-antibiotic-detergent-virus sludge targets the Mitochondria while neutralizing major anti-oxidants in the body, causing Ischemia. “Primordial eukaryotic cells lacked ability to use oxygen” – excerpt/Autistic case file.
So you’re seeing a chain reaction affecting 7 major antioxidants in the body, all essential to regulating your overall metabolism, Liver, Kidney, Thyroid, Methylation, including Mitochondrial function, generally neutralized in these children with Autism; and all the evidence points to heavy metal toxicity derived from standard Immunization Vaccines (25 injections by 15 months).
Note: All vaccinated children, regardless, are susceptible to this depletion to a lesser or greater extent.
Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder include (excerpt from VRM Worldwide Autism Study):
1. chronic rash,
2. chronic eczema,
4, floppy limbs,
5. cracking of joints,
6. chronic constipation,
7. chronic diarrhea,
8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crones, Colitis),
9. Sub-Clinical Epileptic Seizures,
10. Grand Mal Epileptic Seizures,
11. Macrophagic myofascilitis,
12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fybromyalgia,
13. chronic Insomnia,
14. rolling on the back,
15. refusal to lay on stomach,
16. fanning or shaking of hands,
17. fixation on ceiling fans,
18. fixation on repetitive motions,
19. spinning in circles repeatedly,
20. tearing up paper repeatedly,
21. long stretches of silence/withdrawal,
22. complete absence of speech/verbal communication,
23. acute difficulty relating to people/objects/events,
24. indications of mental developmental delays,
25. indications of physical developmental delays,
26. serious mental & physical developmental delays,
27. prolonged difficulty using/understanding language,
28. acute sensitivity to sound/light/surroundings,
29. unusual/obsessive play with toys & other objects,
30. difficulty with changes in routine or familiar surroundings,
31. circumscribed interests are more prominent (ie. cars, trains, door knobs, hinges, meteorology, astronomy or history),
32. Attention Deficit Disorder (symptoms include inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, easily distracted, fidgeting, excessively talkative, physically reckless, delayed social & motor skills, plus extreme sensitivity to sensory stimuli),
33. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (symptoms include impulsiveness, hyperactivity, inattention, fidgeting, excessive talkativeness, impatience, physically reckless, delayed social &
motor skills, plus extreme sensitivity to sensory stimuli),
34. Hypotonia (decreased muscle tone: the amount of resistance to movement in a muscle),
35. Echolalaia/Echophrasia (immediate & involuntary repetition of words/phrases spoken by others),
36. Echopraxia (the automatic repetition of movements made by another person),
37. Epstein Bar Virus (symptoms include fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, swollen spleen or liver),
38. Bacterial Meningitis (inflammation of thin tissue that surrounds brain & spinal cord – meninges),
39. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (symptoms include sudden loss of motor/social/language skills, bowel & bladder control at age 2),
40. Encephalitis (symptoms include dizziness, confusion, vomiting, high fever, weakness or paralysis, impaired speech & hearing, delirium, excessive drowsiness, brain inflammation, coma),
41. Febrile Convulsions (symptoms include loss of consciousness, stiffening of body, legs/arms, jerking of head, legs & arms, skin turning pale or blue),
42. Rett’s Syndrome (symptoms include slowing of development, loss of purposeful use of the hands, distinctive hand movements, slowed brain & head growth, problems with walking, seizures & intellectual disability),
43. Mitochondrial Disorder (symptoms include muscular weakness/Hypotonia, developmental delays, epilepsy, vision & heart problems),
44. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (acute sensitivity to commonly used chemicals products including perfumes, air fresheners & laundry softeners. The symptoms, which are chronic include fatigue and
respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, dermatological & neurological problems).
In many ways, I am so open about our family’s encounter with Lyme disease. I will talk to anyone open and honestly, and look here…this blog has reached hundreds of people, friends and friendly strangers who can relate to our story.
What I feel uneasy about is keeping this secret from our speech therapist and soon, the school district when Jackson turns 3 and begins preschool. Since Jackson will be turning three on May 26th, his services through Early Start will end and our local school district will be in charge of providing Jackson a ‘free and appropriate education.’
Our speech therapist is amazing. She comes up with fun ideas on how to engage Jackson and get him motivated enough to make meaningful, communicative sounds. She helped me make a binder of pictures to use for Jackson to communicate, and always leaves me with ideas of activities to try with Jackson at home.
On Monday, she had a list of questions for me regarding Jackson’s language, since she has to write up a report about Jackson for our upcoming Early Start exit meeting. After answering the questions and reviewing Jackson’s goals we set six months ago, it was discouraging (to me) to see that Jackson hadn’t met many of the goals and that he has showed minimal progress. The speech therapist kept it positive and listed all of Jacksons strengths and improvements.
I have been on the fence for so long, whether or not to tell our speech therapist the truth about Jackson’s recent diagnosis of Lyme disease. In January, I told her we were going to see a DAN doctor, and since, she has asked me if anything came of the appointment. I told her that Jackson is on a few supplements, but we didn’t get any big questions of ours answered. Many times, I wanted to tell her of the recent developments so that she could understand why Jackson is not communicating and progressing as he should.
Once Jackson is out of the Early Start program and into his school district preschool, I will definitely fill in our speech therapist with all the information she is missing and giver her the link to this blog. I hope she doesn’t feel used or deceived and understands the need for me to keep private this information and do what I did. I’m sure she’ll understand, and more, use the information to help other children she works with. She is really, really great!
There will come a day when I can be open and honest with everyone…I can’t wait for that day!!
It’s been about a month and a half of Jackson’s Medications. He is still an amazing trooper with letting me squirt and spoon the meds into his mouth. I always have a fruit chaser of strawberries and bananas ready to go for him to get the nasty taste and texture out of his mouth. Jackson and I take a bunch of the same meds, so I know how awful some of those herb drops taste. I’m wondering if his medications will change come next Wednesday, April 25th…our next appointment with our doctor for Jackson. I’m hoping that by next week at this time, Jackson will be on antibiotics and some real healing and progress can begin.
This past week, I have noticed some differences in Jackson. I was so excited to report back that the teeth grinding had stopped, but this morning, I heard the grinding:( It’s safe to say, the teeth grinding has lessened. On several recent occasions, Jackson has pointed to letters or pictures spontaneously. He never used his pointer finger to do any pointing, except for playing games on the iPad. Yesterday, he pointed to different shapes in a book.
If Jackson does not have his pacifier in his mouth, he will make noises almost constantly. Whether it’s a high pitched shriek or a ‘rrrrrrr’ rolling of his tongue, he is always anxiously babbling/stimming.
Since the weather has turned beautiful, we’ve been outside a lot. The first thing Jackson does upon opening the door to the backyard is run to the dirt, pick it up and move it to another location, almost as if his hand is a crane. He also will sprinkle dirt over his head. Yesterday, I went to take Sophie out of the trampoline and took my eyes off Jackson for a minute. When Jackson came running up to me, he had a wood chip in his mouth. Yesterday, when Sophie and Jackson were jumping on our giant trampoline, Jackson started rolling and rolling, a behavior I’ve never seen before! Before long, Sophie and Jackson were rolling around, bumping into each other, laughing at each other.
My conclusion is that something is going on with Jackson. Is it developmental? Is it the meds? Is it the ABA therapy? I’m not completely sure. There have not been any groundbreaking breakthroughs, but small changes that lead me to believe something is changing in Jackson. Like The Tortoise and the Hare, slow and steady wins the race! I’m keeping with the meds, keeping with the routines, and next week, hoping to be starting those antibiotics!
Article: The Silent Time Bomb Now Affecting 1 in 54 Boys in the US:
The Autism Crisis April, 2012-Safeminds:
In the news why the Autism epidemic
Acitivist autism mom extraordinaire Becky Estep spoke truth to power
about the rise in autism numbers and its cause this morning on Fox and
Check it out:
Donald Trump on vaccines cause autism
“It is very controversial to even say (vaccines cause autism) but I couldn’t care less!”
Way to go Donald!
Jeez, what an amazing story filled with wonderful information. Horrible, horrible, horrible.
How is it that I continue to feel so healthy while others are hit so hard by Lyme? This is the most confusing disease I’ve ever heard of.
Many people don’t realize how complicated it can be to have Lyme disease. This debilitating disease can be acquired almost anywhere in the world, and many people suffer with it, unaware and undiagnosed. Common misdiagnosis include Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, Lou Gerhigs, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, psychiatric disorders and many more. Tests and guidelines are a battlefield– hear the story of just one patient’s fight for a diagnosis and treatment. Educate yourself on Lyme symptoms and prevention.